The next step on our table project was to apply gold leaf to the edge. Gold leaf is always fun to do because it always looks spectacular when it’s done. We used Annie Sloan’s Gold Size, sheets of gold leaf and some brushes and...wow.
Everyone who came into the store while we were working on it was mesmerized.
Gold leaf is a really great skill to learn, it isn’t difficult but it takes some know-how and practice to learn the in’s and out’s. This is one of the techniques we teach in our Chalk Paint® 102: Advanced Workshop and it’s something that everyone always gets excited about.
Crackle Varnished Console Table Steps:
1.Paint a coat of Louis Blue Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan
2.Paint a smooth coat of Old White Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan
3.Clear wax & distress apron & legs
4.Apply gold leaf to the edge of the table top
5.Apply Step 1 & Step 2 Craqueleur to top & over gold leafed edge
6.Apply dark wax to the Craqueleured top & gold leafed edge
Next up…crackling the top!!
Johanna & Paul
We're Paul and Johanna and we write about our life in the furniture business. The things we love, the places we go, and the treasures we find along the way.